Recompression Chamber Operator Course

This course offers an in-depth look at the physiology behind diving related injuries and the conduct of a Neurological exam for diagnostic purposes. Students will drill using an on-site 72” multi-place chamber and gain an understanding of operation of a vessel-based Transportable Recompression Chamber System (TRCS).

Course Dates




Cost includes book and test materials. Housing and meals are not provided, but a group rate has been negotiated at a local hotel. Numerous restaurants are located within a seven-mile radius of the facility.

Course Instructor

Mr. Roger Garcia is a retired US Navy Diving Medical Technician and Hospital Corpsman. He has trained military and special operations personnel during his 20 years of military service and is currently the Operations Director for FIU's Aquarius Reef Base, the world’s only undersea saturation research station, and the Diving Safety Officer for the university.


Kindly click on 'Recompression Chamber Operator Course Registration and Payment Site' to secure your spot in the class.

Please note you must:

  • Must be open-water scuba certified
  • Be cleared to dive by your physician
  • Have medical insurance
  • Complete the 'Fitness to Work in Pressurized Settings' Form and submit to Roger Garcia at prior to the start of the class.

All training will take place at FIU’s Aquarius Reef Base facility in Islamorada, Florida.

For more information, contact: Mr. Roger Garcia at 305.664.2916 x207 or via email at